Category Archives: Lay Leadership News


August – A Word From The Lay Leadership Director

A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR News in these last months has chronicled repeated episodes of violence both in the US and the world. While our ministry in northeast Ohio does not directly address this violence, what we are doing contributes to our becoming “an active force of renewal and encouragement in the...
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February – A Word From The Lay Leadership Director

A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR An opportunity to serve Christ’s mission awaits us as we begin another Lenten journey. In this month’s “Something to Ponder,” Thomas Keating invites us to practice the “asceticism of just being good to everybody.” Bearing Christ’s goodness, we will be serving God’s people through these...
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December-A Word From The Lay Leadership Director

With the opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we hear echoes of the Spiritual Exercises in Pope Francis’ call to live with greater mercy, tenderness and compassion, that is, to “love as God loves” (SE # 230 – 237). Kathleen Norris, in her message on page 2 of this...
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August-A Word from The Lay Leadership Director

This coming program year is taking shape as leaders respond to the call to be with Christ on mission. Here is what’s happening: Praying with St. Ignatius Retreat. A new opportunity for leadership development, called “team mentoring” will be piloted this fall. A committee comprised of Margaret Balewski, Martha Campbell,...
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